Tag: Frugality

Too many choices

Too many choices

Grocery update: I am happy to say that I am sticking to the grocery budget! We spent $96.50 the first week and 92.30 the second. Since I have learned that meticulously planning and shopping for a $100 grocery budget for 5 people is incredibly time consuming, we are trying to […]

Restructured buying-Groceries

Restructured buying-Groceries

As I said in my last post, we got to get our spending in order. First I have to point out that our spending has not been flashy. We have never been to one of the Disneys, we don’t have a fancy TV (or any TV), and a 10 year […]

Budget, you say??

Budget, you say??

The Dude is doing really well! Still lots of wound healing, but he is on a much less intensive wound care therapy now. He is starting to look for work and definitely returning to health. Today is my 7 month Doctor-versary! One of the frustrating things while working on my […]

Time for the reckoning

Time for the reckoning

I HAVE DEFENDED!! DOCTOR!!   I have been very fortunate to have secured a good paying government job before graduation. So, happy ending, right? Well, not exactly. All of this schoolin’ has cost my family dearly. School comes with a great opportunity cost. I finished undergraduate in 2010 and could […]

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

I am one week into my new routine. I am working on these goals: stronger willpower, more family closeness, and more productivity. Stronger willpower. I had some ridiculous successes in this one! I went to bed early every night. I got up before 6 am. I was sick on Friday […]

We’ll always have laundry!

We’ll always have laundry!

We are packing and getting ready to move, and everyone gets into the act. However, I am trying to get pictures of projects before I pack them up. Today I want to show off my laundry. First I must apologize for the quality of the pics. I am not good […]

Why we can’t have nice things!!

Why we can’t have nice things!!

I am plodding away in the home decoration department. I promise I will post pictures when it is done. However, I had something happen on Friday that fired me up for a blog post. Caution, this may cover a lot of territory!! See those dogs? Cute, no? Well…let me tell […]

January is almost over

January is almost over

Taking my computer to work was helpful. I brought it home for the weekend. But overall my productivity was pretty good this week. This weekend is a different story and if they awarded prizes for procrastination, I would be in the running for sure! Getting up early to get on […]

The rabbit hole attention span

The rabbit hole attention span

One of the best ways I can save us tons of money is to finish my program as quickly as possible and get a real grown up job. When I do I can stop the borrowing and start the earning and paying off. This is at least 2 1/2 years […]

Things to do while bored

Things to do while bored

In my last post, I mentioned our new list of activities. This is now posted on the refrigerator and may give the boys some ideas when they are feeling bored. We have also created a shared dropbox folder where all family meeting notes and documents go, so they can pull […]